FIGHT recognized by the CDC as the 1st Million Hearts Exemplar

Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers is recognized by the Center for Disease Control as the 1st Million Hearts© Exemplar.

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia FIGHT reached out to more than 3,000 patients with hypertension because FIGHT staff believed in the power of medication adherence to achieve hypertension control.

Million Hearts® recognizes Philadelphia FIGHT as a Hypertension Control Exemplar for their outstanding efforts to prioritize hypertension treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Million Hearts® applauds Philadelphia FIGHT for making lasting changes in their patients’ lives and thanks them for their commitment to cardiovascular care!

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